Uncontested Spaces: Guerilla Readings in the MoMA Galleries, April 17, 2013, The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Lawrence Schwartzwald. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Curator Mathieu Copeland discusses the poetics of interstitial, neutral, and otherwise overlooked “non-spaces” in museums and galleries, imagining how they can be activated and seen anew through a variety of perspectives, and thus subvert the traditional role of exhibitions.

On April 18 and 19, look out for Copeland and three of his art/performance students from the HEAD – Art & Design High School in Geneva, as they activate “non-spaces,” offering to Museum visitors the opportunity to experience artworks through the voice.

This program is presented as part of Artists Experiment, in collaboration with Kenneth Goldsmith.

Artists Experiment is an annual initiative in the Department of Education that brings together contemporary artists in dialogue with MoMA educators to conceptualize ideas for innovative and experimental public interactions.

The current Artists Experiment project, Emily Spivack's An archive of everything worn to MoMA from November 1, 2017, to January 28, 2018, will be on view in the Museum through January 28, 2018. The Department of Education is also collaborating with artist Michael Rakowitz on a forthcoming project.

The artists who participated in past years of Artists Experiment are:

2014 - 2016
Nina Katchadourian

2013–14
Paul Ramirez Jonas
Allison Smith
The Office for Creative Research

2012–13
Raúl Cárdenas Osuna
Kenneth Goldsmith
Xaviera Simmons
Caroline Woolard

  1. Friday, April 19, 2013,
    12:301:00 p.m.

    Sculpture Garden
  2. Thursday, April 18, 2013,
    3:005:00 p.m.

    Mezzanine, Education and Research Building, Theater 3
  3. Thursday, April 18, 2013,
    3:004:00 p.m.

    Sculpture Garden
  4. Wednesday, April 17, 2013,
    5:006:00 p.m.

    Mezzanine, Education and Research Building, Theater 3
This event is part of Artists Experiment.